Lake sets East, RPS rushing records

ROCKFORD – Tay’Veon Lake has run his way up to the top of the East and Rockford school district record books.

The senior running back now has 2,964 yards rushing, putting him ahead of John Brown (2,753), the star back from the 1985 East state champion team. Lake long ago passed future NFL player Jerry Latin (2,122).

He’s also passed Guilford great Montell Clanton for the all-time Rockford Public Schools rushing record. Clanton gained 2,806 yards for the Vikings in 2002 and 2003.

The E-Rabs are out of the playoff race for the first time in three years, meaning Lake has just two more games to play. That should be more than enough for Lake to become just the seventh player in conference history to rush for 3,000 yards.

District 205 Career Rushing Leaders
Player School Years Yards
Tay’Veon Lake East 2018-2019 2,964
Montell Clanton East 2002-2003 2,806
John Brown  East 1985-1986 2,753
Deon Williams Guilford 2004-2005 2,717
Dontrel Chance Guilford 2009-2011 2,398
Daquawn Bell Auburn 2015-2017 2,209
Credell Magee Guilford 1982-1983 2,158
Jerry Latin East 1969-1970 2,122


Posted on 10.17.19